Enterprise Fund and Revenue Incentive Subaccount
Two separate funds were established by the legislature from which the department is to pay for projects and services that generate revenue.
California State Park Enterprise Fund
Assembly Bill 1478 (Chapter 530, Statutes 2012) created the State Park Enterprise Fund (Enterprise Fund) and transferred into it $3M from the department’s unexpended Proposition 40 funds, and $10M from unexpended Proposition 84, for a total of $13M. The Enterprise Fund provides working capital to pay for revenue generating infrastructure enhancements. Funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2014 and liquidated by June 30, 2016.
State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount
Senate Bill 1018 (Chapter 39, Statues 2012) created the State Parks Revenue Incentive Subaccount (the Subaccount) within the State Parks and Recreation Fund (SPRF), and requires the Controller to annually transfer $15.34M into the Subaccount from SPRF. The department may spend up to $11M per year on projects consistent with the administration and development of the state park system, and $4.34M on revenue incentives and auditing services provided by the Office of State Audits.
Of the $4.34M, the Department has elected to fund temporary help, some capital improvements, and to support department-wide efforts to build revenue generating programs. Funds in the Subaccount must be encumbered by June 30, 2014 and liquidated by June 30, 2016.
The Enterprise Fund and Revenue Incentive Subaccount give park districts additional means to carry out projects, such as campground improvements or enhancements to special event facilities, to improve services and programs and thereby increase revenues.